Tickets: $40 (includes signed book)
Featuring Grace Bonney and contributors Emi Grannis, Flora Grubb, & Lisa Wong Jackson.
Please note: event now sold out. Standing room availability only.
The widely anticipated second book from Grace Bonney, bestselling author of Design*Sponge at Home, profiles in words and pictures 100 influential women who have forged their own paths in business and work, bridging the worlds of lifestyle and business like never before.
“I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long.”
—Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers
Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and starting creative businesses. In the Company of Women profiles over 100 of these influential and creative women from all ages, races, backgrounds, and industries. Chock-full of practical, inspirational advice for those looking to forge their own paths, these interviews detail the keys to success (for example, going with your gut; maintaining meaningful and lasting relationships), highlight the importance of everyday rituals (meditating; creating a daily to-do list), and dispense advice for the next generation of women entrepreneurs and makers (stay true to what you believe in; have patience). The book is rounded out with hundreds of lush, original photographs of the women in their work spaces.
Grace Bonney is the founder of Design*Sponge, a daily website dedicated to the creative community. Design*Sponge was founded in 2004 and currently reaches nearly 2 million readers per day. A native of Virginia Beach, Bonney has worked as a contributing editor at publications such as House & Garden, Domino, and Craft magazine. She is passionate about supporting all members of the creative community; she runs an annual scholarship for up-and-coming designers, writes a free business column for creatives, and is the host of a weekly radio show, "After the Jump", which reaches over 500,000 listeners per episode. Her first book, Design*Sponge at Home, is a national bestseller and has over 100,000 copies in print. After 12 years in Brooklyn, Bonney now lives in New York's Hudson River Valley with her wife and their three pets.
Lisa Wong Jackson is a Berkeley-based designer. She runs the design and stationery company, Good on Paper Design. Born and raised in San Francisco, Lisa designs custom wedding invitation sets, business identities, and other print designs. Inspired by nature, organic shapes, bold colors and simple line drawings, her collection includes products for the home, office, and baby. Lisa uses recycled paper, earth friendly inks, and organic cotton whenever possible.
Flora Grubb is the founder of the wildly popular Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. Flora has converted gardeners, urban planners, and designers in California and worldwide to her cause of making lavishly beautiful landscapes that require minimal water and chemicals. Her artful Bayview District nursery has become a gathering place for design-driven gardeners and who are pursuing a wiser use of resources.
Emi Grannis is a metalsmith and maker based in Oakland, California. Emi studied jewelry making and metal arts at the California College of the Arts. She comes from a family of self-starters and entrepreneurs and sells hers collections online at emigrannis.com